(PRWEB) March 04, 2014
“This whole album really exemplifies some amazing Eric Clapton guitar playing”, says MacLennan, “this lick is going to teach us about bending and is just a good exercise”. Jon demonstrates the lick that is based in G Pentatonic as follows; first he slides from the 7th fret to the 9th fret on the 3rd string with his 2nd finger, followed by the 8th fret of the 2nd string with first finger. Next he bends the 11th fret of the 2nd string with 3rd finger up one whole step and picks it 8 times as 1/8th notes (1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&) and then releases the bend on the next down beat and then plays the 8th fret of the 2nd string to the 9th fret of the 3rd string and back to the 8th on 2nd string and then he repeats the whole sequence starting at the bend. Next he switches to the Major Pentatonic by doing the same bending sequence on the 10th fret of the 2nd string and then continues the bending lick by ascending up the neck and repeating it at the 11th fret and then the 15th fret. Jon continues the lick by demonstrating some other signature Eric Clapton licks. Guitar TAB’s for this blues lesson are available at BluesGuitar.com.
John Mayall & The Blues Breakers was an English blues band formed in 1963 by band leader John Mayall. The band had a revolving door of members that included Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce who went on to form Cream and Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie who went on to form Fleetwood Mac.
Los Angeles based guitarist Jon MacLennan began his career at the age of 16 and is one of the busiest upcoming session guitarist, artist, composer, producer, and professional educator in LA. Jon has done session work for Julian Lennon, Steven Tyler, and British pop star Jamie Cullum. He has appeared on Disney channels “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and on the sound track to the movie “Marley and Me 2 – The Puppy Years”. MacLennan earned a bachelor’s in ethnomusicology and jazz guitar studies from University of California, Los Angeles, and has been mentored by Carl Verheyen, Wolf Marshall, Kenny Burrell, Anthony Wilson, Tamir Hendelmen, Jimmy Wyble and Ron Anthony which has made him a highly sought after guitar instructor today.
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